GURNEE, IL - May 7, 2009 -
In recognition of National Public Works Week (NPPW), the Gurnee Public Works Department will
hold an open house on May 20, 2009 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Gurnee Public Works facility, located at
1151 Kilbourne Road. The event is open to all residents. In addition, school children from Gurnee District 56
will be in attendance to learn more about the functions and responsibilities of the Department. The purpose of
the Open House is to show the community the different duties of the Gurnee Public Works Department in a fun and
Public Works staff will provide guided tours of the Gurnee facility showcasing equipment, answering
questions, and distributing information. Each Division will have displays and demonstrations involving the
operations and maintenance it performs. The Divisions involved include Streets, Utility, Lights/Signs, Vehicle
Maintenance, Forestry, and Administration.
National Public Works Week is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North
America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. Instituted
as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association (APWA) in 1960, NPWW calls attention to
the importance of public works in community life. The Week seeks to enhance the prestige of the often-unsung
heroes of our society-the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication.
For more information on this event, please contact the Gurnee Public Works Department at